“Sit down next to me”

Every time I see a bench in a beautiful place I remember a popular Russian song 50 years ago “Sit down next to me”.

Some words from this song:

 Sit down next to me.

I have to tell you.

I can’t hide it anymore

That I love you!

The photo below is taken recently in the early morning and I doubt that many people talked about love so early. However, I hear words and music of the song in my heart and mind and remember how happy we were dancing at that music 50 years ago.

Sit down next to me.

I have to tell you this moment

That from our first meeting

Many years ago

You always were

Infinitely sweet and dear to me!

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Concert

Yesterday on my way home from a daily walk I heard divine music.

I could not believe it as my hearing is very, very bad.

But then I noticed that several people stopped near me. They were looking up.

I could see joy on their faces.

Music continued.

What a concert!

I took out my Canon and photographed all performers.

Look at them!

SINGING TO THE SUN by JF

SINGING TO THE SUN                                                          by JF

 

Get a feeling of Sergei Yesenin’s poetry

Sergei Yesenin

Sergei Yesenin

I decided to write a short story about Sergei Yesenin, a great Russian poet. I love images and music of his poems from my childhood.

Once he met a girl. Her name was Isadora Duncan. Then his life drastically changed. I am going to write about it later.

In the meantime I want you to get a feeling of Sergei’s poetry

Below is one of his poem translated by Alec Vagapov.

Please let me know if you like it.

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We’ll depart this world forever, surely,

To repose in peace and quite. Oh, my Lord!

Maybe, I shall also have to duly

Pack my things preparing for the road.

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Oh, my birch-tree woods! Amazing pictures!

Oh, my dear land! My sandy plains!

In the face of crowds of mortal creatures

I’m unable to conceal my pains.

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I’ve been filled with love and admiration

For the things embodying the soul.

Peace to aspens, lost in contemplation,

Spreading branches, staring at the shoal!

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I have thought in silence days and hours,

I have written songs. And I don’t grieve.

I am happy in this gloomy world of ours

To have had a chance to breathe and live.

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I am happy, I have kissed a woman,

I have slept in grass and flower-bed,

And I never, like a decent human,

Hit a dog or kitten in the head.

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The unknown land! No blooming pictures!

No amazing fields of wheat, so fine!

Hence, before the crowds of mortal creatures

I have always shivers down the spine.

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In that land, I know, there won’t be any

Fields of wheat that shine like gold at night

That’s the reason why I love those many

Living with me in this country-side.

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Art of Konstantin Razumov

Some time ago I published a post “THE WOMAN WHO LEFT YOU”.

I explained in the post how I found paintings of Konstantin Razumov and gave a link to them.

Below is one of his paintings.

I hope that you will use the link above to read my short post, to enjoy Razumov’s paintings and a clip of music in the post.

There is also a wonderful poem in the post. It tells about spirit of beautiful women of Konstantin’s paintings. The poem is in Russian.

Here is an excerpt from it in English (! hope that my translation did not distort the spirit of the poem):

“The woman who left you will not

Remember your arms around her.

She will be older on one more loss.

But she still has her two wings.”

PAINTING by KONSTANTIN RAZUMOV

PAINTING by KONSTANTIN RAZUMOV

We are in dancing mood today

Silent Sunday?

About thoughts.

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Each thought has its own colour and its own music.

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Lady on the bicycle.

“The woman who left you”.

I got an email and I want to share with you what is in it.

It has three parts: beautiful paintings, excellent poem in Russian “The woman who left you” and a small music clip below the first painting.

The artist is Konstantin Razumov. They call him on the internet “A Russian impressionist”. Look at the paintings and judge yourself.

You can listen to the music without problem.

If you don’t know Russian you can believe me that the poem is good or you can learn Russian. It’s easy!

Now just click here and enjoy!

KONSTANTIN RAZUMOV’S PAINTINGS